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Fist Of The Fleet
- "Commander Hunter (CC-8827) and CT-3423, accompanying Allie on speeder bike reconnaissance, received Order 66 and fired on the Jedi with the cannons of the BARC speeder operated by the Spec-Ops Squad. Several blasts hit the rear of Allie's Aratech 74-Z speeder bike, igniting its reactor and sending it into a fatal crash."
- ―Moff Marcellin Wessel, reporting to Emperor Palpatine
CC-8827, nicknamed "Hunter," was an ARC clone trooper who served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Cloned from the template of the Human male bounty hunter Jango Fett on the water world of Kamino, Hunter was a graduate of ARC trooper Alpha-17's elite clone commander training program. Given the rank of clone marshal commander, Hunter became the commanding officer of the Fist Of The Fleet, and in 19 BBY served in the five-month-long siege of the Separatist planet Saleucami. After the forces of the Galactic Republic captured Saleucami, Hunter and his Reconnaissance Corps—under the command of Jedi General Stass Allie—remained behind after the main Republic forces left, being tasked with destroying the last pockets of Separatist resistance.
During a speeder patrol on Saleucami with General Allie and a fellow trooper designated CT-3423, Hunter received Order 66—a Republic directive that labeled the members of the Jedi Order as enemies of the Republic to be executed—via his comlink from Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. Hunter and 3423 followed through, killing their commanding officer with their speeder bikes' laser cannons. After the declaration of Order 66 and the Republic's transformation into the first Galactic Empire, Hunter retained his rank of commander in the new Imperial Army.